Tuesday March 3rd 2015

‘American Quilter’ Archives

Organizing Your Quilting Space

Organizing Your Quilting Space

Organization tips for quilters by Linda Griffith Do you ever avoid quilting time because of the mess in your sewing space? As a professional organizer and avid quilter, I travel the country helping others organize their sewing spaces for optimum efficiency. I’d like to [Read More]

Quilts Set Sail

Quilts Set Sail

By Linda Lane Thornton Reprinted from American Quilter Magazine A year ago, the sewing room in my home in England had a large worktable topped with a bookcase holding books and files of projects cut from magazines. My sewing machine, albeit an old and rather cantankerous [Read More]

July 2013 Issue of American Quilter Now Available

July 2013 Issue of <em>American Quilter</em> Now Available

Enjoy the July 2013 Issue of American Quilter magazine. This issue is filled with 77 show stopping, award winning quilts from both AQS QuiltWeek™ – Lancaster, Pennsylvania 2013 and AQS QuiltWeek –  Paducah, Kentucky 2013. It’s an issue you won’t want to [Read More]

Slice of Heaven

Slice of Heaven

By Jackie Hillman Living in a small town outside of Houston, Texas, known for growing watermelons, I was motivated to design a watermelon quilt. The center of SLICE OF HEAVEN looks complicated, but it is actually made using a bargello technique. Follow these instructions to [Read More]

Quilting the Modern Quilt

Quilting the Modern Quilt

By Weeks Ringle When we asked quilters to tell us the hardest part of making a modern quilt, almost all responded that planning and executing the quilting was challenging. Many who send their quilts to longarm quilters admitted to relinquishing the decision making to the [Read More]

Janome Best of Show – AQS QuiltWeek™ 2013

Janome Best of Show – AQS QuiltWeek™ 2013

After a year of “thinking about it,” Karen decided to accept Renae’s suggestion to undertake a joint project. They weren’t strangers; their paths had crossed numerous times at various shows so they knew each other and knew each other’s work. Colorful pottery and [Read More]

Suggested Quilt Dimensions

Suggested Quilt Dimensions

How many times have you gone to buy fabric and just couldn’t remember the dimensions of the type of bed that you were making the quilt for? Make a copy of this handy chart from American Quilter magazine  and put it in your wallet for your next fabric excursion. [Read More]

Free – Crazy Courthouse Steps Pattern by Heidi Pridemore

Free – Crazy Courthouse Steps Pattern by Heidi Pridemore

The Log Cabin is one of the most popular quilt block patterns of all time. Although easy to sew, the traditional block presents the challenge of keeping the blocks square and the “logs” the same width. Crazy Courthouse Steps transforms the traditional Log Cabin [Read More]

Free – Heartfelt Quilting Pattern by Helen Squire

Free – Heartfelt Quilting Pattern by Helen Squire

Here is a beautiful quilting pattern to use in your projects from designer and author Helen Squire. Helen’s most recent book is Circular Quilting Designs. This block will be pretty, and useful, as a filler design, especially in corners.  Enjoy! Click here to download [Read More]

Free – Holiday Paper Piecing Patterns from The Quilt Life

Free – Holiday Paper Piecing Patterns from The Quilt Life

Get three free holiday paper piecing  blocks from The Quilt Life magazine absolutely FREE. You’ll get an 8″ Uncle Sam, 8″ Tree, and 8″ Pumpkin. These blocks are particularly great for quilts made of blocks from many makers or for group quilts. If [Read More]

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Guild Spotlight: Minnesota Quilters’ Reproduction Project

Guild Spotlight: Minnesota Quilters’ Reproduction Project

MQP Chimney Sweep Quilt Reproduction Project from the website of Minnesota Quilters Have you ever found an old quilt at [Read More]

2015 Workshops at The National Quilt Museum

2015 Workshops at The National Quilt Museum

The National Quilt Museum’s 2015 Workshop Schedule is a winner! Start the workshop season having fun with Karen [Read More]

FREE PATTERN: Strips and Flowers

FREE PATTERN: Strips and Flowers

Thanks to Janome for another versatile pattern! This lap quilt (58″ x 58″) is a great weekend project. [Read More]

Lancaster 2015 Schedule of Events

Lancaster 2015 Schedule of Events

For the planners among you… From morning workshops and lectures on Wednesday, March 11, to Brunch with Cindy [Read More]

2015 Stitches in Time Quilt Show

2015 Stitches in Time Quilt Show

The Museum Center near Chattanooga, Tennessee, is pleased to announce its 2015 Stitches in Time Quilt Show. This [Read More]

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